2017

05 October 2017

Paul Davies backs campaign to BEAT FLU

Paul is pictured supporting the Beat Flu campaign at the Senedd.Local AM Paul Davies is urging all those eligible for the free influenza (flu) vaccine to protect themselves and those around them. Vaccination is the best protection against catching or spreading influenza, which is a debilitating and potentially deadly illness.

Mr Davies is joining calls being made by Public Health Wales urging those in at risk groups to make an appointment with their local GP or go to their community pharmacy and get the free flu vaccine soon. At risk groups include pregnant women, people with certain long-term illnesses, those aged 65 or over and carers. All children aged two to eight years are also being offered protection with a simple nasal spray flu vaccine – so no needle. Two and three year olds (age on 31 August 2017) will have their nasal spray vaccine at their GP surgery and children in reception class, year one, two, three and four in primary school will be offered their nasal spray vaccine at school.

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04 October 2017

Paul Davies Visits Pontfaen Hydro-Electric Scheme

Paul  is pictured with Harry Boggis-Rolfe.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently visited a small hydro-electric power scheme in Pontfaen, North Pembrokeshire, to hear more about how the scheme can generate power for up to seventy houses. Mr Davies received a tour from owner, Harry Boggis-Rolfe, who explained some of the current challenges and opportunities presented by the scheme.

Mr Davies said, “It was a pleasure to visit the hydro-electric scheme and learn more about how that scheme is helping deliver power to seventy houses. Pembrokeshire is a prime location for renewable energy production and it’s important that small schemes such as this have the support that they need to generate power across the County. The geography of Pembrokeshire provides a strong base for hydropower schemes to flourish and it’s crucial that opportunities like this are fully developed. Hydroelectric power schemes are one of the greenest and cleanest alternative energy sources around and it’s important that Governments at all levels do all that they can to support and develop local renewable energy power schemes.”

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02 October 2017

Local AM Attends Macmillan Coffee Morning

[L-R] Eddie Shardlow (RVS Voluntary Driver), Dai Rogers (PBE Fuels), Paul Davies AM, Judith Allen (Red Cross). Seated – Jacqui Evans (Red Cross Volunteer), Jane Potter (Red Cross PIVOT Caseworker).Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently attended a Macmillan coffee morning, hosted by Pembrokeshire Intermediate Voluntary Organisations Team (PIVOT) and Haverfordwest Red Cross Team. The coffee morning was a great opportunity to have a coffee and a chat whilst learning about the important work Red Cross is doing across the County.

Mr Davies said, “Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a fantastic event that brings communities across Wales together and it was great be a part of that campaign by attending a local coffee morning hosted by the Red Cross team. One in three people will face cancer and it’s important that we all work together to support cancer patients from the very moment that they are diagnosed. Events like this coffee morning are an important way of raising awareness of cancer and the impact that it has on so many lives in Pembrokeshire.”

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25 September 2017

Paul Davies Wears it Pink for Breast Cancer

Paul is pictured with Mike and Jules Peters of The Alarm.Local AM Paul Davies has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to raise vital funds for breast cancer research. The event, which takes place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is in its 16th year and has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.

Mr Davies joined by fellow assembly members in Cardiff recently to show his support for the thousands of women and men affected by breast cancer each year and encourage people across Pembrokeshire to take part on wear it pink day.

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13 September 2017

New Milford Chocolate Truffle Shop Hits Paul Davies’ Sweet Spot

L-R – Beth Howes, Jess Morgan, Debbie Anthony (all from Trwffl), with Paul Davies AMLocal Assembly Member, Paul Davies called in to Trwffl, a new chocolate truffle shop on Milford Marina to join in with their celebrations to mark the opening of their new shop.

Trwffl is owned by nutritionist Ellen Picton of Healthaspire along with partners Sara Alderman and Debbie Anthony. As dark chocolate has many health benefits Ellen wanted to create a chocolate treat that was full of flavour and with minimal sugar; so by combining 72% dark chocolate from Belgium, Pembrokeshire cream and welsh flavourings the recipe was created.

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08 September 2017

Paul Davies Impressed By Ramsey Island Beauty

L-R – Rhys Evans (RSPB), Paul Davies AM, Anne Smith (RSPB), Lisa and Greg Morgan (Ramsey Island Wardens), Emily Williams (RSPB)Local Assembly Member, Paul Davies AM recently enjoyed a visit to Ramsey Island accompanied by RSPB representatives.

This beautiful reserve is located approximately 1 km off the coast of the St David's peninsula and is an important site for breeding seabirds. Introduced non-native mammals are having a huge impact on seabird colonies on offshore islands across the globe, and in 2000 an ambitious rat eradication project was carried out on Ramsey. As a result Ramsey Island is now free of rats and mice which means that burrow-nesting seabirds can breed safely, and RSPB staff and volunteers on the reserve are working hard to attract puffins back to the island.

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07 September 2017

Paul Davies Presents Cheque to Wolfscastle Over 60s

Paul is pictured with Members of the Wolfscastle over 60s club.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently presented a cheque for almost £5,000 to Wolfscastle over 60s on behalf of the Awards for All Scheme, under the Big Lottery Fund. The scheme aims to support community activity by extending access and participation, increasing skills and creativity and generally improving the quality of life of people in their local communities.

Mr Davies said: “I was delighted to present the Wolfscastle over 60s club with a cheque for almost £5,000, which I understand has been used to organise a series of educational visits to local and national places of interest during 2017. I am told the club will be visiting Aberdulais and the Gower for the remainder of 2017.

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30 August 2017

Consultation seeks public support in drafting “game changing” autism legislation

L-R: Isobel Sutcliffe, Assembly Member Paul Davies and Helen Brandrick.Welsh Conservative AM, Paul Davies, has today launched a public consultation to help shape proposals for an Autism Act.

Mr Davies’ proposals were supported by two-thirds of Assembly members, after he was successfully drawn out of a ballot for back-bench legislation.

The Autism Bill’s aim is to improve service provision for children and adults with autism spectrum conditions in Wales, and to give the condition its own statutory identity.

Similar legislation exists in the rest of the UK, and critics have long called for people with Autism in Wales to be given the same statutory support.

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29 August 2017

Local AM Meets PLANED Representatives

Local AM Paul Davies, Cllr Cris Tomos (representative of PLANED).Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently met with representatives of the Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise and Development (PLANED), a local community-led partnership which supports and delivers grass roots projects across Pembrokeshire. PLANED works with communities, public sector and voluntary partners and special interest groups to undertake locally integrated development and are keen for local groups to get in touch and find out more about the work that they do.

Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to meet with representatives of PLANED to hear more about the community projects that they’re currently working on. PLANED has helped communities develop a range of projects such as renewable energy schemes, improving village halls and they’ve even established a Pembrokeshire Sustainable Agriculture Network as a forum for local farmers.”

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25 August 2017

Youth Council Bake Off

Bryani Kelly, Stephen Crabb MP and Paul Davies AM tuck into a cornetto cake.THE BAKE Off marquee made its way to Milford Haven Youth Centre recently, as members of youth organisations showed off their baking skills.

Organised by Pembrokeshire Children and Young People's Rights Office (CYPRO) and funded by Pembrokeshire Youth Bank, six teams from Haverfordwest, Pembroke Dock, Tendy and Milford Haven youth clubs, along with Junior Safeguarding and Young Voices attempted to wow the judges with their show stopping bakes.

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28 July 2017

Paul Davies Meets Fishguard Bay Welcome

L-R: Carl Milne (Port Manager), Jana Davidson (Fishguard Bay), Cllr Paul Harries (Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council), Andreas Sifniotis (Captain of the Variety Voyager), Jeremy Martineau (Honorary Secretary, Fishguard and Goodwick Chamber of Trade and Tourism), Paul Davies AM, Alex Harding (Cruise Welcome Coordinator), Cllr Jordan Ryan (Deputy Mayor of Fishguard).Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently met with representatives of the Fishguard Bay Welcome team, a local community group that welcomes cruise ship guests to Fishguard and the surrounding areas. The group, which includes local volunteers, representatives from Pembrokeshire County Council, Fishguard Town Council and local dignitaries met with Mr Davies and the Captain of the Variety Voyager cruise ship, which had recently docked at Fishguard port.

Mr Davies said, “It was a pleasure to meet with representatives of the Fishguard Bay Welcome Project, to learn more about the Fishguard Friendly Faces initiative and how the local community is welcoming tourists to the area and providing valuable information and services to visitors.”

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26 July 2017

Local AM Visits Paul Sartori’s New Head Office

L-R: Laura Hugman, Clinical Team Manager, Paul Davies AM, Charles Clewett, Chair of Trustees, Sandra Dade, Charity Manager.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently visited the Paul Sartori Foundation’s new head office at Paul Sartori House Haverfordwest. Mr Davies met with Paul Sartori staff, who showed him around the new premises and outlined the Foundation’s current work and plans for the future.

Mr Davies said, “It was a real pleasure to visit the new Paul Sartori office and to speak to the staff there. The staff do such a wonderful job in supporting people in Pembrokeshire and it was really interesting to hear their views and experiences.”

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Post-Brexit scheme to protect iconic food products achievable

There are growing calls for a new scheme to ensure that iconic Welsh food products maintain ‘protected status’ after Brexit.

Fourteen Welsh products have been accorded Protected Food Name status, including Pembrokeshire potatoes, laverbread and Anglesey sea salt, and the Shadow Agriculture Secretary, Paul Davies AM, has called for the Welsh and UK Governments to work together to conceive a replacement scheme.

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25 July 2017

Welsh farming must be at forefront of Brexit trade negotiations, Davies urges Gove

Welsh farming must be at the forefront of Brexit trade negotiations, Paul Davies AM will say when he meets the UK Government’s DEFRA secretary on Monday.

On the first day of the Royal Welsh show in Llanelwedd – one of Europe’s largest agricultural shows – Paul Davies AM, the Shadow Secretary for Rural Affairs, will meet with Michael Gove MP to stress the importance of farming to the Welsh economy and its cultural identity.

Mr Davies will make his case for ensuring that Welsh farmers maintain the best possible access to the single market, pointing to the fact that 90% of Welsh agricultural exports go to the EU.

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Welsh Government must call a stop on “disastrous” NVZs

Paul Davies AM has today urged the Welsh Government to “call a stop” to the “disastrous” introduction of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs).

The Welsh Conservative Shadow Secretary for Rural Affairs has urged Lesley Griffiths AM to show Wales’ farming community “some compassion” by halting her plans to implement the EU’s directive on nitrate pollution.

Mr Davies says that the Labour administration’s plans threaten the very future of Welsh farming and make “no sense at all”, calling the EU directive “un-evidenced” and “potentially ruinous” for Welsh farming.

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